Adult cellular rhabdomyoma of the heart: a report of 3 cases.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present 3 adults with cardiac rhabdomyomas, 2 in the atria and 1 in the right ventricle. One atrial tumor was discovered incidentally, and 1 resulted in supraventricular tachycardia. The ventricular lesion caused ventricular tachycardia. Compared with congenital rhabdomyomas, the tumors are relatively cellular, the cells are smaller, there are few spider cells, and there is evidence of cell proliferation. Two of the 3 tumors demonstrated spindling in contrast to adult rhabdomyomas of the head and neck. Although surgical excision was possible in all patients, long-term follow-up will be required to determine the true biologic behavior of these neoplasms.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burke, AP; Gatto-Weis, C; Griego, JE; Ellington, KS; Virmani, R

Published Date

  • November 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1092 - 1097

PubMed ID

  • 12454813

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0046-8177

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/hupa.2002.129418


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States